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by Sara D
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away

No, the music and the words just aren't a natural fit. You've got to hand it to Ed Ames for recording not one but two albums of Bacharach and David material. He's still around at the age of 92, bless him.
by Sara D
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966

One extraordinary fact about Dionne's I Say A Little Prayer is that it completely bombed in the UK and to this day is rarely if ever heard on British radio. Was it even released as a single in the UK? Even though I was only a child at the time I was forever listening to the radio and I can't ever r...
by Sara D
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Blast from the past

Mark, when I said that Stefan Wesley had "disappeared" I didn't mean to imply that he'd, you know, disappeared from this world only that he was no longer conspicuous online. Certainly his Hitmaker Archive, the site that catalogued every known recording of Bacharach's songs, seems to have vanished wi...
by Sara D
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Blast from the past

Yes Mark, for me at least Stefan Wesley's name is the most conspicuous. Sadly both he and his famous Hitmaker Archive site have long since disappeared.
by Sara D
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: New album in 2020?

Of course there was a time back in the mid-60s through to the early 70s that a Bacharach album could sell 100,000 copies in the UK alone. Two of his albums, Hitmaker and Portrait In Music, went Top 5 in the UK album charts, the latter hanging around the charts for several months. I'm not sure if 'Po...
by Sara D
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: New album in 2020?

I hate to start the new year on a downer but judging by his comments in recent years regarding the state of the recording industry I don't think we should expect a new album any time soon, if at all. I'll be delighted beyond words if he proves me wrong, but I won't be holding my breath.
by Sara D
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: La Belle Epoque
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: La Belle Epoque

.......Didn't we do a thread a few years ago on unexpected places to hear Bacharach records? Yes there was a thread dedicated to hearing Bacharach in unusual places, from BBC's Gardeners World using excerpts from the soundtrack of 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid' to me overhearing a group of sc...
by Sara D
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1229
Views: 485800

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

I don't associate Harry Connick Jr. with Bacharach's songbook but I've just discovered this on YouTube. I'd forgotten how indebted to Frank Sinatra Connick's singing style is so I suppose it's inevitable that he'd cover one of the only two Bacharach songs recorded by Frank. https://m.youtube.com/wa...
by Sara D
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1229
Views: 485800

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

I don't associate Harry Connick Jr. with Bacharach's songbook but I've just discovered this on YouTube. I'd forgotten how indebted to Frank Sinatra Connick's singing style is so I suppose it's inevitable that he'd cover one of the only two Bacharach songs recorded by Frank. https://m.youtube.com/wat...
by Sara D
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 56
Views: 53912

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Happy 60th birthday today to Corinne Drewery, lead singer and songwriter in Swing Out Sister and a fellow Bacharach fan. 'Mama Didn't Raise No Fool' is a favourite of mine of theirs.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XG-g_RwP2II
by Sara D
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: With A Voice
Replies: 20
Views: 20729

Re: With A Voice

Slower than I remember it from Oxford last year but still special. Based purely on this concert version of the song I'd say it's one of Bacharach's best compositions of the last fifty years.
by Sara D
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 23
Views: 23542

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

Joss Stone in her dressing room before one of the shows with Bacharach running through 'The Look Of Love' with John Pagano on guitar.
https://mobile.twitter.com/JossStone/st ... gr%5Etweet
by Sara D
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 23
Views: 23542

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

The reviewer in the London Evening Standard is not the first to refer to Bacharach's trio of vocalists as "backing singers" and to confuse Josie James with Donna Taylor.
https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/mu ... 92781.html
by Sara D
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 23
Views: 23542

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

I see that Joss Stone is preparing for the Bacharach shows by getting herself thrown out of Iran.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sky.c ... n-11756361
by Sara D
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Lou Johnson 1941 - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 7152

Re: Lou Johnson 1941 - 2019

I liked his gritty voice and it's baffling to me that he wasn't more successful, especially given the quality of the Bacharach and David songs he had first crack at. We have an old VHS 'Ready Steady Go' compilation that includes, alas not on YouTube, a very nervous Burt Bacharach being interviewed b...